Cameroon Task Force

Craft Fair Policy

Alaska Artists:  All items sold must have an Alaskan artist connection – that means it must be something you have made, or assembled, unless the items for sale represent hand crafted artwork made outside the USA (like African baskets and jewelry) and is okayed by craft fair manager before the sale.

General rule

What's acceptable

  • Beads are not often made Alaska, but if you are an Alaskan, buy beads and create something from those beads, that would be Alaskan created art and is ok to sell.
  • An Alaskan artist who paints a picture, has it printed on cards – that’s ok.
  • If you knit hats, carve wood, create handbags, paint scarves, create blankets, quilts, paint spoon handles, decorate ordinary thing so it looks different than one you’d by at a store that’s great.
  • Make jams & jellies, hot sauce, candy, tea, soap, candles – wonderful.

NOT Allowed!

  • Things you could buy at a regular store or gift shop, prepackaged snacks from Costco – NO!!!
  • Items from a supplier that you put your name on (like earrings, jewelry or scarves) and mark up to sell – NO!!!
  • Baked goods – sorry – because the church always have a big bake sale.

Lunch will be provided – we know how hard it is to get out for food so home-made soups and snacks are provided by St. John UMC – free for all artists at the Craft Fair.

Booth Requirements

Instruction

  • Every booth must have a fire extinguisher – a municipality requirement.
  • SINGLE BOOTH ($50) – approximately 64 Square feet. Not wider than 8” (the width of the table) or deeper than 8” (back to the wall). If you want people to have access to the inside of your booth, plan to run your table on the side of your booth with a shorter table (or no table) across the front so you can get in and out Single booths tend to be along a wall, not in the center of the rooms.
  • DOUBLE BOOTH ($100)- approximately 128 square feet – twice the size of the single booth. Not wider than 16’ (two tables) and not deeper than 8’ if against the wall.
  • Tables must be skirted to the floor – this can be a table cloth, fabric or craft paper. It just looks nicer and keeps small children from crawling under your table and getting into your things.
  • To hang things on the wall use hangers that stick to the walls and you pull the plastic at the bottom to release without taking off the paint.  They work just fine on the walls! Removable hangers are acceptable on all gym and church walls. They can be purchased in the hardware section of stores like Fred’s, Home Depot or Lowe’s.
  • If you need electricity please be sure to indicate it on the form. Booths in the center of the gym floor do not have electricity.
  • If you like the place you had last year, request to stay in the same place.  If you want to move and have a spot in mind, write it on the registration form and we’ll do our best to get you moved there.  Of course, the earlier you get your registration in, the easier it is to do this. 

Questions?

Please call me:  Barb Knapp, Craft Fair Manager (907) 334-9683.  I confess this is my land-line phone and I rarely answer it.  But if you leave me a message I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Thanks!

Every penny you give us for booth fees and all proceeds from the St. John bake sale and African fabric creations goes to support our ongoing projects in Cameroon, Africa. The money from last year’s craft fair was enough to pay for one well in a community that has never had safe drinking water.

Please be equal and fair with one another.  Thanks!

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